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PANASONIC TO SHIP MASTER-QUALITY 1080p CAMCORDER
|September 12, 2007
The AJ-HPX3000 is designed for episodic television, filmmaking and commercial
production. It can record DVCPRO HD at 1080 in 24p, 25p, 30p, 50i and 60i, and
in AVC-Intra. AVC-Intra is a professional intra-frame video compression codec with bit rates of 50 and 100Mbps, using the
Hi-10 and Hi-422 profiles of H.264 respectively.
Five card slots with five 16 GB P2 cards installed allow for 100 minutes of
recording in AVC-Intra 100 at 1080/24p; 200 minutes in AVC-Intra 50 at
1080/24p; 160 minutes in other AVC-Intra 50 formats; and 80 minutes in other
AVC-Intra 100 or DVCPRO HD formats. Recording times will double with the
release of Panasonic's 32GB P2 card in November.
A flip-out, 3.5-inch color LCD monitor allows for easy
viewing. On the audio side, the HPX3000 can record full 48kHz/16-bit digital
audio on all four channels, and is equipped with an RCU terminal for connecting
the optional AJ-RC10G remote control unit for image and control adjustment.
When it ships, the AJ-HPX3000 will have a suggested list
price of $48,000.